The Kingston Hawthorn Cricket Club is extremely excited to announce the appointment of Pete Marshall to the role of Assistant/Development Coach with the Hawks.

Pete or “Marshy” as he is affectionately known, brings a wealth of experience to the team having coached to success at Malvern & McKinnon Cricket Clubs over a long period of time. He is currently the Development Coach with Crusaders Cricket, and has run the Hawks Cricket Academy for the past two years.

On the footy side, Marshy is a former AFL, VFL & VFA field umpire with over 1200 games experience, a Field Umpires Coach with numerous Leagues & Associations, and is the current AFL Umpires Talent ID Coordinator,

He is an accredited Cricket Australia coach and Level 2 Cricket Australia umpire.

In Pete’s words, “I look forward to working with Ben Williams (Head Coach) at KHCC and identifying the young cricket talent within the Bayside area. With wonderful facilities both Ground and Practice wickets, I can’t wait to help and improve committed cricketers who wish to challenge their game at the highest level possible in Victoria, that being Premier Cricket.”

“I am passionate about the game, and with my background and experience gained on and off the field in both sports of Cricket and AFL and having had the opportunity to work with many fine Cricket people within the Crusader’s organization especially, I hope to contribute with Ben in making Kingston Hawks Cricket Club a destination for Bayside cricketers to enjoy and flourish. In these difficult times we all need something to look forward to, and for me I can’t wait for the 2020-21 Cricket season to start and get stuck into the Hawks climbing the ladder and earning some respect.”

Club President Brett Sebire stated “Pete is a quality guy, with excellent credentials, and will be an asset for the Club. He is a great mentor and leader for any player wanting to pursue a Premier cricket pathway. I’m excited that he chose the Hawks to assist us with our recruiting and our strategic plans to move up the Premier scale.”

“Whilst we are still experiencing difficult times, the Club is actively moving forward with our recruiting process and getting things in place for the coming season, whenever that may start. We have a plan and need to work hard to complete our strategies and goals.”

Any players interested in joining the Hawks for Season 20/21 or just wanting to ask a few questions about Premier cricket, should drop a line to cricket@khcc.com.au